From experience, trying to promote all 4 codes in a club, it’s very tough going. You have certain people entrenched in their views, be it, mens football should be the main game, forget the others/hurling is only a secondary consideration in this club/camogie don’t get a look in over LGFA/LGFA don’t get the same benefits as the men.
But on the positive side, if you drive the dual code ethos from u7 in both codes, as parents come on board (hopefully) the kids get a fair crack at both, which hopefully they carry with them to adult, with no bias engrained in them. It has to be a long term view/aim, with a strong, neutral backbone to the club. The stronger you represent both codes, the larger pool of players you will retain in your club, the more you should bring through to adult teams, resulting in more competition for places and again, hopefully better teams.
Unfortunately, while I’ve mentioned both codes, I’m excluding rounders & handball. We haven’t even got near these yet as a club, despite my wife being a rounders fanatic.
From an admin point of view, male football and hurling coordinating has made a huge difference in the ability to promote both. Unfortunately even last year LGFA & Camogie were both claiming to be the more popular sport and didn’t need to compromise. But, this year they are finally looking at working together for 2021 and balancing their fixtures. They’ve had Damian Murphy helping them plan for the juvenile side, which can only be a good thing, considering what he has to manage on the boys side.
Apologies for the long post, but one club model “should” work when you have the majority pulling in the one direction, but you’ll also require the backing of a strong board to promote all codes equally. It’s certainly a challenge but if it was easy, everyone would do it.